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Make Up Blog Prompt

week of 5/26/15 – 5/29/15

Compare and contrast a character in your book to a character in another book you have read. Comments and replies must be exceptional this week to get points back for missing a week of blogging!  Don’t forget to tell us the title of the books you are blogging about, and of course, the character’s name.

Summer Reading

Prompt 1

for the blogging week of 5/18/15 – 5/22/15

During the summer many students stop reading and learning entirely and this leads to a rough start in school the next fall. This is called the “summer slide.” Good news for you–you can avoid the “summer slide” if you READ this summer! What is on your summer reading list?


Click on the infographic below to learn more statistics about the summer slide.


Characters into Animals

Prompt 2

for the blogging week of 5/18/15 – 5/22/15

Make a list of characters in your book.  Transform the major characters in your book to animals.  Decide upon an animal for each based upon personality traits. Describe why you chose the animal you did for each character.


JHischke’s exmple:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Auggie- Frilled Shark. I chose this shark for Auggie after some research because the Frilled Shark can be off putting when you first look at it because it doesn’t look like regular sharks that we’re used to seeing. Little is known about this shark because they are rare and stay away from people…much like Auggie.

Via- Cat. Cute, protective and can be very shy, just like Via.

Jack Will- A Labrador puppy. They mean well and want to be your friend and make everybody happy, but can make poor choices.

Julian- a venomous snake. He’s a sneaky and dangerous antagonist. 

Lingering Questions

Prompt 3

for the blogging week of 5/11/15 – 5/15/15

Think about the book you finished last. What are some “lingering questions” you have after finishing the book? What are you still wondering about?

Please remember to be professional and respectful. Quality responses only, please.

thinking-bubble-book-clipart with question mark


Prompt 2

for the blogging week of 5/11/15 – 5/15/15

What advice would you give a character in the book you are reading right now?  Why? Do you think they would be receptive to your advice?

Remember to be professional and respectful.  Don’t forget to tell us the title and author of the book you are reading!



Nonfiction Text Features

Prompt 1

for the blogging week of 5/11/15 – 5/15/15

You were asked to check out a nonfiction book. Tell us about what you’ve learned from your nonfiction book and explain some of the nonfiction text features you found in it and how they helped you better understand the topic.  Also tell us if your nonfiction book is a reference book, literary nonfiction book, or biography/autobiography.




Character Interactions

Prompt 3

for the blogging week of 5/4/15 – 5/8/15

Discuss the characters’ interactions with each other in your book. What are their conflicts, motivations, relationships, and influences on and with each other?  How do the characters’ interactions affect the plot? 



Argument Topic

Prompt 2

for the blogging week of 5/4/15 – 5/8/15

Tell your peers about your argument topic from Writer’s Workshop and share what side you’re on (which is also known as your claim). Be sure to share 3 pieces of evidence that you found from your Scope article or other research on Friday.

Complete sentences, correct spelling and punctuation and showing online professionalism are a must! It is OK to disagree with people, but you must be respectful about it.


You Make the Question!

Prompt 1

for the blogging week of 5/4/15 – 5/8/15

No prompt here! That is because it is YOUR job this week to post a comment that has a reading response question in it for your fellow classmates. That’s right, folks! You put a prompt out there and your peers will answer it. Be sure to check back several times this week to respond back to the people that replied to your post.


Be appropriate and respectful to each other, please!